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The Weekly

JANUARY 05, 2021

 

Staying safe and warm? Need a little motivation to get back into the swing of things? Check and check. Welcome back to the grind, friends.

 
 

Links That Kept Us Reading

 
Credit: Meredith Miotke for NPR
 
9 creative ways to socialize safely, effectively beating this winter-stretch of the pandemic’s butt.
How did data designers helped make sense of the chaos that was last year? Well by communicating, of course. Reflect here.
Wikipedia’s biggest challenge awaits in 2021—changes proposed by the Wikimedia Foundation to diversify its community of editors raise existential questions for the online encyclopedia.
We have three beautiful words for you, dear reader. LEGO. Botanical. Collection. Oh yeah. You read that right. We cannot wait to get our hands on these.
Lockdown gave many creatives a chance to do that passion project they've always meant to do. Extracurricular Activities is an exploration of creatives’ side-hustles which grew out of 2020.
And, last but not least: 10 stunning, winter-friendly, modern cabins I’d do just about anything to be holed up in for the next few months.
 
 

Micro-conversations

 
 
Micro-conversations spotlight the unique perspectives of our team members through splices of candid chats—reflecting the spirit, story, and point-of-view of all the voices of our studio.

 

MICHELLE, OFFICE MANAGER, On how working at a design studio has influenced HER home-building decisions

“It’s hard for me to say, so I asked my husband Jeff.

Jeff is an electrical engineer and pretty much has a desk job, but he’s outdoorsy. He leans more traditional as far as his aesthetic, so he doesn’t love a contemporary or modern interior design like me. But we usually find a compromise.

I asked him how he thought working around designers all day influenced my decision process at home had he said this:

‘Well, we had 12 different white paint colors, and you said, ‘I don’t like any of these, let’s go get more.’ I mean it’s white. I could have been fishing. So I’d say yes.’

Maybe the experiences and what I’ve been exposed to at the studio has permeated my psyche and has caused me to have a preferential feeling for some aspects of design that perhaps five years ago, I wouldn’t have been drawn to.

For the record, none of those whites were right.”
 
 
 
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